How the PRISM Surveillance System Works


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Author's Note: How the PRISM Surveillance System Works

Like a lot of us, my initial reaction to PRISM was something along the lines of, "go ahead, government -- have a ball reading my e-mails where I complain about how long I have to wait until lunch and question the value of juicing." But after learning about PRISM, there was a shift in thinking. It's not so much the actual program as it's taking place now, but the fact that our government isn't static. While I certainly don't fear that I've said anything that could get me in trouble ... policies change. Administrations change. Regimes, in fact, change. It's the fact that the government might not necessarily be analyzing my information -- but able to access it, now or in the future -- that should give one pause.

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